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Central Nursery School


Our History

Central Nursery School has been operating at Central Baptist Church in Westerly, RI for over 50 years.  We pride our reputation on having a clean, safe and loving environment for your child.  We work with each child to develop a positive self-concept, build friendships, and learn in a hands-on classroom setting.


About Our Curriculum

Each of these areas of focus is given attention throughout the day:

Language - Immersing the child in a rich language environment 
promotes interest in written and oral communication.

Literacy - Through exposure to various types of literature and 
writing experiences the child becomes connected to the written 
word and realizes its importance in sharing ideas.

Mathematics - Incorporating math in the classroom develops 
critical thinking skills and helps the child make connections to
the world around him or her.

Social/Emotional - A well balanced program will promote 
responsibility and positive attitudes through a sense of
belonging to a community.

Science/Exploration - Science is an active process
encouraging the student to engage in hands-on activity.  
Science has many practical connections to experiences in the 
child's world.

Creative Arts (Music/Movement and Visual Arts)
Encouraging self-expression through creative arts allows and 
encourages the child to communicate in a way that reflects his
or her own learning style.

Physical Health/Safety - Gross motor activity increases the 
child's confidence moving his or her body through space while 
improving strength, balance, coordination and body-control 
skills.  Overall healthful living and safety habits are encouraged


Choose from our 2 or 3 Day Program

2 Day Program.  Tuesday/Thursday  
Half day program. Full day available based on demand.

This program serves children who are three years old by August 31 of the enrollment year.

3 or 5 Day Program
This program serves children who are four years old by August 31 of enrollment year. Half day or full-day program.

Registrations are taken on an on-going basis. Call 401-596-4929 to Register


Come Meet Miss Lauren & her staff

Set up an appointment to come and meet our Director, Lauren Sposato.  Lauren is a gifted pre-school teacher
and a wonderful, caring person.  We are blessed to have her.  She received her undergraduate degree from
Iona College.  She went on to receive her Master’s degree in education and was recognized as a Rhode Island 
Highly Qualified teacher.  She began her teaching career at a private school in New York.

In 2009 Lauren joined the staff of Central Nursery School.  She quickly showed herself to be an asset to the 
leadership team.  Two years ago she began working on a new curriculum that is now used in the classroom
and has received accolades from the parents for its ability to prepare their children for kindergarten.  During
the last year Lauren became the lead teacher and Director.  Her approach to early childhood education has
been through hands-on exploration and authentic experiences both in and out of the classroom.  Her nurturing
and caring approach to instruction provides a safe and loving environment for children to develop and grow.

The goals of the school are to promote motor development, personal independence and self-confidence,
cooperation with others, and an awareness of God.  The school partners with the family and volunteers from
the church and community to achieve its goals.

2021-2022 is going to be a great year and we'd love to have your child join us.  

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